What Had Happened Was: 12/1/16
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It was a pretty lit matchup Wednesday night between All-Star guards John Wall and Russell Westbrook. The Oklahoma City Thunder were able to defeat the Washington Wizards in overtime, 126-115, in Wizards coach Scott Brooks’ first game against his former team.
I’m crying NBA tears right now. The old Thunder were so fun to watch. I need a moment.
Players and Fans with standing ovation for Scott Brooks pic.twitter.com/DPYECF7NCp
— Travis Singleton (@SneakerReporter) December 1, 2016
Westbrook went for 35 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, his fourth-straight triple-double.
— NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2016
Wall had 15 points and 15 assists in a losing effort. At least he got some highlights.
Former Baylor men’s basketball player Isaiah Austin has been given a second opportunity to play the sport. In 2014, Austin was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome during his NBA draft combine workout. He was considered a late first-round pick before the diagnosis, but had to give up basketball entirely. After the announcement, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made Austin a ceremonial draftee during the 2014 draft.
Very excited to announce to everyone that the news is true. I have been blessed by the grace of… https://t.co/cYUNsuaf75
— Isaiah Austin (@IsaiahAustin) November 30, 2016
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Very excited to announce to everyone that the news is true. I have been blessed by the grace of God to receive a second chance at chasing my dream of playing basketball. Everything happens for a reason and I'm ready to share my testimony and journey with millions of people across the world. #DreamAgain | full interview on cassyathena.com @cassyathena
Kanye West is out of the hospital after the 21-time Grammy award winner checked in to UCLA Medical Center early last week.
— LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) December 1, 2016
What’s next for the outspoken artist? Who knows.
I think we should all leave Kanye West alone and let him heal quietly. It's gotta be hard with millions of people watching.
— Chakra Kahn (@ChaniThaHippie) December 1, 2016
I guess time will tell.
FOR THE CULTURE
Large-scale trials of MDMA for people with post-traumatic stress disorder have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Actor Billy Dee Williams is going to be the voice of Two-Face in the Lego Batman movie. It’s lit.
Some Australian high schoolers recreated Martin Shkreli’s HIV drug … but for way cheaper.
It’s December, so y’all know what to do.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. FEDS WATCHING
2. UM, RAMS, GET YO MAN
On conference call, Rams HC Jeff Fisher said Danny Woodhead is a playmaker for the Patriots. Woodhead is on IR and plays for the Chargers
— Matthew Cannata (@CannataNFL) November 30, 2016
3. SCAM THE DAY
me after stealing a flat screen out of Best Buy https://t.co/3AUtzhCbNf
— cici (@cicixfenty) November 29, 2016
#BlackGirlMagic was strutting up and down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway on Wednesday. Some of the models did a quick video for Essence.
Black girl magic pic.twitter.com/LruaTU3C8H
— ash (@blaquepink) November 30, 2016
Dimante Bronaugh lives on forever. pic.twitter.com/E5eeFG3PMq
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) November 30, 2016
Meet Boston's first black city council woman in 106 years https://t.co/ysc2oPdeAQ
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 30, 2016